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Midland Metro tram 16 at Handsworth Midland Metro tram interior Midland Metro tram interior

Midland Metro operates 16 trams, numbered 01–16. Some trams have been named after local figures.

The Metro's trams were built by Ansaldo at their factory near Naples, Italy, and are designated T69 (Manchester's Metrolink trams are T68 and T68a). The units have two carriages with a short articulated section in the centre, and are 24m (80ft) long. The top speed is 50mph, but the trams operate within road speed limits when running on-street. Each tram is accessible for wheelchair users.

Midland Metro tram 16 at Hill Top Tunnel Front view of Midland Metro tram 05 Midland Metro tram name

The system uses 750vDC overhead power supply with single wire pantograph current collection.

The original standard Midland Metro livery of blue body, red front, grey skirt and yellow doors, with a green stripe seperating the blue and grey, is applied to most trams. This has now been replaced by a new Network West Midlands livery (Network West Midlands is a brand name of Centro, the transport authority), comprising a silver body, magenta skirt, magenta area of the cab window and blue doors. So far two trams have been painted in the new livery, the first of which is 09. For pictures of the new livery, see this page

Fleet list

Last updated: 28th August 2007
Fleet updates are always welcome—contact TheTrams.co.uk to help keep this information up-to-date
Thanks to Gareth Prior and Paul Morries for some of the details below

Select a tram number for pictures
Tram numberNameLivery
01Sir Frank WhittleMidland Metro
02 Midland Metro
03Ray LewisMidland Metro
04 Midland Metro
05Sister DoraMidland Metro
06Alan GarnerMidland Metro
07 Network West Midlands
08Joseph ChamberlainMidland Metro
09Jeff AstleNetwork West Midlands
10John Stanley WebbMidland Metro
11Theresa StewartMidland Metro
12 Midland Metro
13Anthony NolanMidland Metro
14Jim EamesMidland Metro
15AgenoriaMidland Metro
16Gerwyn JohnMidland Metro

Ancillary vehicles

Midland Metro also operate a small number of ancillary vehicles, which include the following:

Registration numberTypeLivery
Q179 VOHRoad-rail UnimogMidland Metro
R610 NMJRoad-rail lifting platform vehiclegrey with orange boom
 box vanMidland Metro livery with large 'Metro' fleetname
-Rail-mounted lifting platformyellow and white
Q179 VOHRoad-rail UnimogMidland Metro
R610 NMJRoad-rail lifting platform vehiclegrey with orange boom
 box vanMidland Metro livery with large 'Metro' fleetname
-Rail-mounted lifting platformyellow and white
 

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